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  1.    27 Aug 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbook View Post
    This may clear up the confusion about the wireless LAN:

    On the Acer web site the driver is listed as Azurewave.

    However when google is searched with the driver it displays Realtek

    Wireless LAN
    Wireless LAN Driver
    Date:
    2016/03/24
    Version:
    2023.10.415.2015
    Vendor:
    AzureWave
    Size:
    40.6 MB

    wireless 2023.10.415.2015 - Google Search

    Also in this link that was once stamped confidential the last page displays AzureWave and Realtek on the same wireless card:
    file:///C:/Users/aaaaaaa/Downloads/awcb161hb2_v07_std.pdf
    The only result I can find is from Lenovo..
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  2.    27 Aug 2017 #12
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 8,762
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    There are other Acer computers that use the Realtek wireless LAN:

    Download Acer Aspire TC-220 Realtek WLAN Driver 2023.10.415.2015 for Windows 10 64 bit

    Download Acer Aspire E5-721 Realtek WLAN Driver 2023.10.415.2015 for Windows 10 64 bit

    If a search is made for just the TC 280 it displays AzureWave.
    The driver number is the same.

    The earlier post had a PDF image of a wireless LAN that had both names on the hardware: AzureWave and Realtek
    So it appears to be a name issue??? Whether it is named AzureWave or Realtek???

    It's unclear how they decide which name to use when the version is 2023.10.415.2015
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  3.    27 Aug 2017 #13
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    It'd be best to not use drivers that are meant for other systems, compatibility is not guaranteed.
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  4.    27 Aug 2017 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 6
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 15063 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by zbook View Post
    There are other Acer computers that use the Realtek wireless LAN:

    Download Acer Aspire TC-220 Realtek WLAN Driver 2023.10.415.2015 for Windows 10 64 bit

    Download Acer Aspire E5-721 Realtek WLAN Driver 2023.10.415.2015 for Windows 10 64 bit

    If a search is made for just the TC 280 it displays AzureWave.
    The driver number is the same.

    The earlier post had a PDF image of a wireless LAN that had both names on the hardware: AzureWave and Realtek
    So it appears to be a name issue??? Whether it is named AzureWave or Realtek???

    It's unclear how they decide which name to use when the version is 2023.10.415.2015
    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    It'd be best to not use drivers that are meant for other systems, compatibility is not guaranteed.
    Hey guys, thanks for all your help so far. It does appear to be a name issue. If you google Azureware Realtek, the first result I got was a video for the 8821AE which is what I have. When extracting the Azureware folder contents the setup icon was the Realtek Icon and when running the install file it said Realtek will now install.... Perhaps Realtek is the brand but they didn't manufacture the card itself? I have no idea. But I installed the Azureware one from the Acer website (after creating a restore point) so I guess we'll see. Again, thanks so much for you help so far. Hopefully this will fix the issue that axe0 narrowed it down to. If it doesn't I guess the only thing left is to install a different wireless card altogether, correct?
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